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Punya Srinivas (Tamil: புண்ய ஸ்ரீநிவாஸ்) is a professional vainika and vocalist.
She was initiated into music from the age of 6 by Smt.Jayalakshmi from the Music Academy and was later on trained in Veena from Vidushi Smt. Kamala Aswathama, the mother of renowned vainika E. Gayathri. She is currently pursuing the advanced aspects of Carnatic music from Sangeetha Kala Acharya Suguna Varadachari. She was also exposed to Western classical music by Dr Augustine Paul. Her husband, D. A. Srinivas is a talented mridangam player who usually accompanies her in her concerts.
She was proclaimed an 'A' Grade Artiste of All India Radio when she was 20 years old. Having performed in all the major sabhas in Chennai, she also extended her performances to Hyderabad, Trivandrum, Bangalore, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta and also abroad in countries like Europe, Belgium, USA, Singapore, New York, London, Dubai, France, Israel and Jerusalem.
She has performed with Ravi Shankar, the world famous sitar maestro in his album, CHANTS, under the production of George Harrison.
She has also collaborated with percussionists, Zakir Hussain, John McLaughlin, Matthew Garrison and U. Srinivas.
She has also played for singer Hariharan in his Ghazal Albums and for Colonial Cousins in one of their albums.
To date, she has released 5000 recordings as a Veena player. She is also known for her versatility and ambidexterity, and has recently performed Bach's double violin concerto with Violinist V. S. Narasimhan. She also composed a tune for the 'Asian Muse', a conceptual Japanese album, comprising women performers from different regions of Asia. With her band, Paanchajanyam, she has brought many different popular musical genres on the Veena.
She launched an album "Veena in Vienna" giving different dimension to the indian instrument Veena which became a global hit. She followed it up with another album called the "Sound of Swan"